I USED TO BE A SALES REPRESENTATIVE...
and territory owner for a large corporate company. I was 20 when I started and put myself through university while working there full time. I owned a successful territory, kept busy working crazy hours during the year and traveled to over 35 countries around world during my summer vacations.
Life was okay - until it wasn't.
Sometimes wake up calls come on a Sunday morning or a Saturday night (I've gotten two of those particularly heartstopping-never-prepared-for-them-calls).
Other times, they come in the form of a yearlong struggle. Sometimes, it's both.
Somewhere along the way, I had gotten lost in the busyness of my business. So I started making changes. I found myself on the other end of the phone with someone who, I can honestly say has changed my life.
When he asked me "is it possible that you never knew yourself?" I knew someone had finally seen the truth I'd been trying to avoid.
What I discovered is that I was hiding in my own life.
Well, let's be totally honest - I lived in a basement apartment and worked constantly for a decade. What life?
Most people can't pinpoint the exact moment when everything changed.
It was Thursday, July 16, 2015.
It was the happiest day of my life. I was standing on the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland.
That day, I let go of the grief and the sadness - the judgement and the shame that I had been carrying for so long.
You have no idea how heavy your burdens are until you feel the weight of their release.
It felt like I was smiling for the first time ever - like it was really me and it wasn't forced. It was a moment of pure magic. In the midst of the wind and the pouring rain, the sun broke through the clouds and the biggest rainbow appeared. It made me smile with my whole heart.
In the days since, nothing has been the same. I've made massive changes in three very important areas in my life: WORK - LOVE - HEALTH and I'm incredibly grateful that I get to coach clients that want to make changes in those same areas.
I am uniquely trained as a certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy®, Master NLP Coach and Master Hypnotherapist from the Tad James Company in Nevada.
I am also a Certified Momentium Sales Coach. I've also studied at the Institute for Life Coach Training.
A friend of mine says that the gift is beside the wound and I couldn't agree more.
I believe my gift is the impact I make on the world in helping my clients fast track or alleviate the pain I once felt.
Do you see the gift beside your wound?